Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding …  40:1And the Lord said to Job: 2 “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”

約伯記 38:4「我立大地根基的時候,你在哪裏?你若明白事理,只管說吧」… 40:1 耶和華繼續對約伯說:2 「強辯的豈可與全能者爭論?與 神辯駁的可以回答吧!」

After the long debate among the three friends of Job and Elihu, the angry young man, finally God breaks the silence. But instead of answering the question of why Job is suffering, God throws out more questions to Job. God brings Job (and us) back to the very beginning of Creation and asks: Were you there when God “laid the foundation of the earth”? The Theory of Evolution itself originated not from science but out of Man’s pride. Charles Darwin did not hide the fact that he desired an explanation for the origin of the universe apart from God. Unfortunately, many of us, even as believers, allow our children, their God-given heritage, to be taught in academic settings that there is no God. Man demands that God give him an answer. But instead God demands that we give Him an answer: “When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him?” (Job 31:14) Are we ready to give an answer to God at the final judgment seat? May we find the true answer while there is still time – Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

在約伯和三個朋友及憤怒的年輕人以利戶之間進行了長時間的辯論之後,上帝終於打破了沉默。但是,上帝沒有回答約伯為什麼遭受苦難的問題,而是向約伯提出了更多的問題。上帝將約伯(和我們)帶回到了創造的最開始,並問:當“我立大地根基的時候,你在哪裏?” 進化論本身並非起源於科學,而是出於人類的驕傲。查爾斯·達爾文(Charles Darwin)並沒有掩蓋他想要對宇宙的起源給予除神以外解釋的事實。不幸的是,我們中的許多人,甚至是信徒,都允許我們的孩子(上帝託付他們的產業),在學術環境中被教導說沒有上帝。

人要求上帝給他答案。但是上帝反而要求我們給他一個答案:“當他進行詢問時,我將如何回答他?” (約伯記31:14)我們準備好在最後的審判席上向上帝回答嗎?願我們在還有時間的時候找到真正的答案–耶穌說:“我就是道路、真理、生命;若不藉着我,沒有人能到父那裏去”(約翰福音14:6)。

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